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Friday, 29 June 2012


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PS chairman held in bribery case

[July 05 2013]

Walallawita Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Udeni Atukorala was arrested by Bribery Commission officials for allegedly soliciting a Rs 1.5 million bribe from the Bentara Paradeshiya Sabha chairman. It is reported that he had accepted the bribe to provide a permit to transport soil.


Anti-Dengue programmes in Kelaniya schools

[July 01 2013]

Public Health Inspectors attached to the Kelaniya MOH Office have taken steps to launch anti-Dengue programmes in 20 schools under the purview of the Kelaniya MOH Office. The programme will be conducted on the instructions of Kelaniya MOH Dr Wasantha Rajapaksa.


Principal dies during training

[June 30 2013]

Raddolugama Pagnananda Madya Maha Vidyalaya Principal W.A.S. Wickramasinghe died following a stroke while exercising in the morning at the Rantambe Cadet Camp. Wickremesinghe, 52, was among the 97 participants in the month long military leadership training programme for school Principals.


Senior Minister leaves for Geneva

[June 28 2013]

Senior Minister for International Monetary Co-operation and Deputy Minister of Finance & Planning Dr. Sarath Amunugama will leave for Geneva tomorrow to represent the Sri Lankan Government at the Annual Ministerial Review of the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations


President unveils Buddha statue

[June 25 2013]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled a six feet Samadhi Buddha statue erected at the entrance to the Mihintale sacred area concurrent to the 2320 Mihindu Jayanthi commemoration. The President performed the first flower and oil lamp offering to the statue constructed by the Civil Defence Force (CSD).


Train crashes into parked lorry, one dead

[June 24 2013]

One died and four passengers were seriously injured when a train bound for Galle crashed into a lorry at Angulana . According to Police sources, the train was packed with rush hour passengers knocked the train when it was parked close to the railway track.


Man nabbed with ganja in bag

[June 21 2013]

A 31-year-old male, resident in Paththinigama, Galnewa was arrested by Galnewa Police on afternoon while carrying 1.508 kgs of ganja hidden in a travelling bag after alighting from a Colombo-Anuradhapura bus at Paththinigama junction.



The National Training Center for Cinnamon Industry of the Cinnamon Research Centre, Palolpitiya, Thihagoda has launched training programmes for cinnamon processing. Here, a group of young women engaged in cinnamon peeling and processing at the centre. Picture by P P G Sugathadasa, Thihagoda Group Correspondent

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On President’s instructions:

Special committee to handle relief

* Dry rations for affected farmers

* Opposition using drought to gain political mileage

The government will take steps to provide dry rations to farmers whose crops have been destroyed by the severe drought in the country, with immediate effect. Addressing a media-briefing in Colombo yesterday, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said dry rations will be provided based on information provided by Government Agents with regard to farmers in drought affected districts.

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PC polls: nominations to be accepted from July 12 to 19

Nominations from recognised political parties and independent groups for the Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and North Central Provincial Council election will be accepted from July 12 to 19 noon at District Secretaries, the Elections Department said yesterday.

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Govt ready for elections - Minister

The government’s decision to hold three Provincial Council elections at a time the country is experiencing a drought shows the confidence and courage of the government, Mass Media and Information Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.

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Canada hastens Sri Lanka human smuggling prosecution

Canadian prosecutors announced Wednesday they were foregoing a preliminary hearing and proceeding to trial for six men charged with smuggling hundreds of Tamils aboard a rickety ship into Canada. No reason was given for the expedited process, but the case is politically charged and prosecutors may opt to go directly to trial if they deem the rush to be in the public interest.

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